Sunday, 20 August 2017

65th Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a card I made for my friend to give to
her husband who celebrates his birthday this week.
After colouring the image with Promarkers, I glued a piece of designer paper to some card, and then die-cut it using the frame die. I used 3D foam tape, cut into narrow pieces
to raise the frame above the image.
Next, I punched six circles from the centre part of the frame, to make the matching card candi.

The products I have used are:-Lawn Fawn - Stitched Square Frames
DigiStamp Boutique - Snoozing Ralph
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large and Small Deckle Rectangles
Promarkers
Sentiments - Computer Generated
Hougie Board
Handmade card candi
K&Company Designer Paper - Hopscotch
Challenges entered:-
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Make it Funny
The Paper Shelter Challenge - Punches and Dies
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes using Dies
Shopping our Stash - Chillaxin' and Relaxin'
Stinkin' Inkers - Guy Talk
I Love Promarkers - One for the Boys

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 18 August 2017

A Male Birthday Card

I wanted to take part in the latest 'Less is More' challenge, where the theme this week
is 'One Layer Card - Vehicles'.
I used a Personal Impressions wood mounted stamp of an old style bus, which I have
had for years. I coloured the image using Promarkers.
This type of CAS card was quite a challenge for me really, as
I love making 'Clean and Simple' cards but usually with them having a few layers! 

The products I have used are:-
Personal Impressions stamp - P1236Q
Promarkers
Sentiment stamp - Unknown

Challenges I have entered are:-
Less is More - One Layer Card/Vehicle
I Love Promarkers - One for the Boys
Cards and More - One Layer Cards
Stinkin' Inkers - Guy Talk
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A 'Clean and Simple' Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a 'Clean and Simple' card made for my 'crafting' friend Michelle,
who celebrated her birthday on Monday.

I started by embossing the cross-stitched label die directly onto the card base.
Next I added the poppy die first cut in green card, then in red for the flowers.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment using the Misti, then finally added a
couple of sequins and some Nuvo drops.

The products I have used are:-
Inkylicious Twinchies stamp - Happy Birthday
Unbranded dies from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Paperminutes - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Try it on a Tuesday - In My Garden
Ooh La la Creations - Flowers
Simply Create Too - Use Flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies - Embossing - Wet or Dry

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #50 - Anything Goes

Today, I am sharing my Design Team card made for the
'A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog' where the theme is always 'Anything Goes'

This card was made for my good friend and next door neighbour Ange,
whois a fabulous cook and celebrates her birthday today.
The challenges are held on the 1st and 15th of the month where the lucky 3/5 winners can
win their choice of 3 digi paper sets from the very talented Lozzy.
There are lots of fabulous sets to choose from which can be found HERE
and they print beautifully.

You can find all the challenge details HERE on the blog, where you can also
see the rest of the design team's lovely makes.
Why not enter the challenge yourself to be in with a chance of winning.

The products I have used are:-
Lozzy's 'Scratch' Digi Papers
Digi image (free) from 'Imag-e-nation' online craft shop - No longer available
Spellbinders Labels 28
Sentiment - Computer generated
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Colouring in Scrapland - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Name and/or Number
Star in my Pocket - Hand Coloured Image
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 11 August 2017

A Very 'Clean and Simple' Card!

Today, I am sharing a quick masculine birthday card, which I think is very
'Clean and Simple' and an idea I found on Pinterest.
Firstly, I die-cut the wavy die in blue card, glued it to the base card, and then using
various snippets of blue patterned paper, I cut them and paper-pieced into the blue frame.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment using my Misti, and added a few sequins.
The products I have used are:-
Wavy die - Unbranded from eBay
Inkylicious 'Twinchie' Stamp - Happy Birthday

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Add some Stamping
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Birthdays
Stinkin' Inkers - Guy Talk
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Happy Birthday 'Mum'

Today's card I made for one of my friends to give to her Mum.
Joan is now in her 80's, and used to be a card maker herself. She
stopped making them a couple of years ago, but still loves to receive hand
crafted cards.
After die cutting the white panel with the stitched rectangle die and the corner die,
I attached it to the blue panel using 3D foam strips to give it some depth.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fancy Framed Tags Two
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Tied Together
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
Flower and Corner dies - Unbranded from eBay
Birthday sentiment stamp - Free gift with Craft magazine
Mum - Computer generated
Challenges entered:-
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
Kreativeinkauf Challenge - Punches/Dies
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Use Die Cuts
A Gem of a Challenge - Birthday Wishes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x




Monday, 7 August 2017

Birthday Wishes

Today, I am sharing a card I have made for my 'spares' box.
The green pearlised card is a lot lighter in real life.
It was a fairly quick card to make. I die-cut the fancy frame in pearlised card, and glued
it to a rectangle of silver glitter card which I bought from The Works.
It's lovely card to use and I am pleased to say there was no loose glitter!

Next I cut the oval in the glitter card and the intricate oval in the pearlised card.
I glued them together and placed them on 3D foam pads to raise them up a bit.

Lastly, I die-cut a stitched banner in the glitter card, cut around it free hand
after glueing it to the green card. Added the greeting and some diamante gems. 
The dies are unbranded, which I purchased from eBay.

Challenges entered:-
Cardz 4 Galz - Pretty Pastels
Craftaholics R Us - Die Cuts
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x